Lakeview High School’s Air Force JROTC (AFJROTC) Senior Aerospace Science Instructor, Major (Ret) Bob Kellogg, joined 18 other AFJROTC instructors from five states, to conduct a week-long Cadet Leadership Course at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Miss. Lakeview’s top four freshman cadets: Cadet Amn Kain Custis, Cadet SRA Blake Smith, Cadet SRA Zach Gorum, and Cadet SRA Ethan Smith were selected to attend this course, which is one of the premier Air Force JROTC Cadet Leadership Courses in the southeastern United States. The activity was hosted by Biloxi High School, Biloxi, Mississippi, July 8-13.
The curriculum included public speaking, leadership, core values, team building, time-management, problem-solving, ethics, and organizational skills. In addition to the academic instruction, the cadets also competed in drill competitions, physical fitness, and flight challenges. The activity, which marked its 21st year, was attended by over 150 cadets from 15 high schools throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, and Florida. The course concluded with a formal parade and graduation/awards ceremony. Lakeview’s graduates of this course will assume junior leadership roles in the upcoming school year and mentor incoming freshman cadets.
Cadet Senior Airman Blake Smith, of Lakeview’s Air Force JROTC, was selected as a Distinguished Graduate (top 10%) of the week-long, in-residence, Cadet Leadership Course.